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Jewels of Central Europe — Cruise Only Westbound 2016 / 2015 / 2017

15 days from Budapest to Remich (WBR0)

  • Cruise Overview
  • Day By Day Itinerary
  • Included Highlights & Features
  • Dates & Prices
Jewels of Central Europe – Cruise Only Westbound Jewels of Central Europe – Cruise Only Westbound

Cruise Overview

Sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers, and through the Main Danube Canal and dramatic Rhine Gorge on this remarkable river cruise vacation. From the Hungarian capital of Budapest, set sail and enjoy guided sightseeing that shows off the highlights in each city, including inside visits of Melk's awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey, the Bishop's Residenz in Würzburg, and Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in charming Rüdesheim. In Regensburg we - ll introduce you to some of Germany's famous beers, and in Bernkastel you - ll enjoy a tasting of Moselle wines. Disembark in Remich, Luxembourg, where your vacation ends.

Highlights & Sightseeing

Cruise: deluxe 14-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): welcome to Budapest; onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest - Vienna: cruising

Day 3 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 4 Dürnstein - Melk: guided walk in Dürnstein, see the Stiftskirche; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting

Day 5 Passau: guided walk

Day 6 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting

Day 7 Roth - Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Roth or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 8 Nuremberg: excursion to Munich, guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz

Day 9 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall

Day 10 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz

Day 11 Main River village: guided walk

Day 12 Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 13 Bernkastel: guided walk, wine tasting

Day 14 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or "Roman Trier" in Trier, see the Porta Nigra

Day 15 Remich (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Meals

Superb dining with meals on board featuring full breakfast with complimentary sparkling wine, lunch with complimentary soft drinks, and dinner including complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks; a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner; one sitting with open seating arrangements

NOTES:

  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • In the rare event that the high-speed train is unavailable, alternative arrangements will be made.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.